A licensed practical nurse (LPN) who works with you in a long-term care facility stops in Mrs….

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) who works with you in a long-term care facility stops in Mrs. Taylor’s room to give Mrs. Taylor her daily medications. Mrs. Taylor is in the bathroom and you are changing the linens on her bed. The nurse hands you the medication cup, which contains three pills, and asks you to have Mrs. Taylor take the pills as soon as she comes out of the bathroom. You are aware that in your state, nursing assistants who work in long-term care facilities are not allowed to give medications. When you mention your concern about giving Mrs. Taylor her medication to the nurse, she says, “It’s okay; the other nursing assistants do this for me all of the time.” What should you do?

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